I spent the rest of last week in Vegas and Utah. My only exercise was walking. There was a lot of walking and some of it was uphill. I figure I was averaging at least 6 miles a day.

I ate a lot of food but with the walking I ended up losing 2 lbs last week.

You can see my posts about hiking in Zion on the first easy day and the OMG, I’m gonna die second day.


I was back to CrossFit this morning where apparently they can’t handle a week without me and all hell broke loose. There has been a restructuring and most of the trainers quit. They imported trainers from their other gym to cover for now. I’m starting to think teaching our class is bad luck for trainers. I’ve lost track of how many we’ve had now.

We did a 800 m row to warm up and then some stretching. Our strength was snatches – floor to overhead. We did 4 sets of 8 at a low weight (55 lbs for me) focusing on technique.

The workout was 5 rounds of:

  • 22 wall balls with 14 lb ball
  • 24 box jumps
  • 11 pull ups or ring rows.  I did the rows.

I started off good and then crashed.  We had a 20 minute time cap and I got through 4 rounds and did 5 more wall balls.

5 Replies to “Fitness Tuesday”

  1. I’m with Gigi Ann! Almost every week I have to google what you did. And then I’m very impressed.

    I’m off to see what wall balls, box jumps and ring rows are.

  2. I surprise myself losing weight when I travel because I walk so much and skip snacks (fearing how many calories are lurking in the meals). Then, I get home and have problems, sometimes, that stem from overconfidence!

    Maybe it’s a good thing that you missed all the drama at your gym?

  3. I don’t understand most of what you are discussing. My favorite exercise when I can do it is walking. I have a daughter who works with a trainer, I’m sure she would understand everything you are discussing. I hope you have a fabulous week.

  4. When Rob and I were on our honeymoon, there were days when we walked 10 miles and it was wonderful. Surprised myself. I occasionally needed to lie down in the afternoon but it wasn’t as hard for me as I thought it might be.

    I have to ask . . . what’s a wall ball? I know it’ll impress the heck out of me, as most of what you do does. Not sure if I’m merely an admirer or an outright fan. LOL!

    1. Wall balls are an evil exercise designed to torture people! You have a medicine ball. Hold it in front of your face. Then squat. As you stand up throw the ball up against a wall. There is a line on the wall that you are supposed to hit. It is 9 feet up for women and 10 feet for men. The faster you stand up the more power you have behind the ball so you don’t use your arms as much. It is very tiring and then you have to catch the ball as it comes down or it hits you in the face. I do that a lot.

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